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Shashank Sharma from Mohali’s preparatory institute tops NDA entrance exam

Over 5 lakh students appeared in the NDA exam for entry to the armed forces this year. Of these, two in the top 10 — including All-India Rank (AIR) 1 Nangal’s Shashank Sharma and Muktsar’s Armaandeep Singh, AIR 8— are from the same institute in Chandigarh. With 25 selections of 41 students who appeared (the exam was held in September), the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), in Sector-77 Chandigarh, a Punjab government institute set up in 2011, has been a consistent success. Twelve of the institute’s students are in…

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Kirori Mal College’s popular candy seller: Shah Rukh Khan asked me to work in his serial

Tinguji has spent a lifetime selling candies at Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College (KMC). For four decades, neither heat nor rain or cold could deter this slight little old man from going about his business. “I used to sell pen nibs at a shop in Hans Raj College but that had to be shut due to the Emergency in 1975. I then thought I’ll carry with me whatever I have to sell, so that no one can dislocate me ever again,” says Amarnath Gupta aka Tinguji, who earns anything between…

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RPSC Sr Teacher GR II Exam 2017: Answer key released, raise objections from June 17

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has released the answer keys of Senior (Sr) Teacher Grade II 2011 examination on its official website. The examinations were held on May 27 and May 28, 2017. The answer keys have been released for General Knowledge (GK), Maths, English, Science, Social science examinations. Steps to check answer keys of senior Teacher Grade II – 2011 exam from the official website: 1) Go to the official website of RPSC 2) Under the News and Events section, there are separate links for answer keys of…

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Eyes set on sky, children display drone-flying skills in Lucknow

All eyes were set on the sky as young minds gave wings to their dreams and skills at La Martiniere College ground in Lucknow on Thursday. After learning how to make and control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during a 20-day summer camp, 30 children in the age group of 6-16 years demonstrated their drone-flying skills on the concluding day of the programme. “This is the first time in the country where a platform was provided to the children to ignite their young minds to draw them towards aviation and robotics,”…

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Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education results won’t be declared today

Students, don’t panic. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results will not be declared today. Quashing rumours, the Maharashtra state board announced that the results will be declared later this week. A press release will be issued at least one day before the results are to be announced, said officials. “There are many rumours surrounding the date by which the SSC results will be announced. We request students and parents to not pay heed to them,” said Duttatray Jagtap, chairperson of the Mumbai division, which includes Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and…

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What’s the Best Way for the Elderly to Stay Active? Own a Dog!

New Delhi Delhi University is likely to start a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ that will offer a five-year integrated degree, from this academic session. Admission to the course will be based on cutoffs and application forms will be released soon. Some papers will be on data journalism, investigative journalism, foreign languages and regional languages. Thirty students will be admitted this year. The university’s standing committee on academic affairs approved proposals to start the Journalism school, another School of Transnational Affairs and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Security, said…

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